The creative talent of the students from PES University, EC campus made its presence felt at Cobalt Skies inter college festival. Team Mangobites, the theatre group of the campus, won first prize in Mime and second runner-up prize in Mad-Ads events, competing against the participants from leading colleges of the city. Cobalt Skies inter-college festival was organised by Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, on October 17-18, 2019.
PES University awarded scholarship amounting to Rs 3 crores and 15 lakhs to 4,558 meritorious students pursuing undergraduate programs in engineering, architecture, design and business administration and postgraduate programs in engineering. The university considers scholarships as an important source of motivation for continued excellence. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Jawahar, Pro-chancellor felt that the event was a celebration of merit which is nurtured and cherished by the university since inception. He gave an overview of scholarship initiative at the institution, starting from an amount of Rs 14,000 to 14 students in 1991. Today, the awards include Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships, Prof MRD Merit Scholarships, Distinction Awards, Rural Student Scholarships, Huawei Scholarships, Higher Education Scholarships and Travel Grants. Travel grants are given to students for participation in conferences and technical competitions. Higher education scholarships that are given to top 10% of students within 24 months of graduating demonstrate the institution’s commitment to excellence in education. He announced that the university has budgeted for Rs. 10 crores of scholarships for the next academic year. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor observed that the purpose of education is about being good human beings. He pointed out that 70 students scored 10/10 and commended the faculty members for their efforts in guiding the students to excel. He reiterated the university’s commitment to the society and nation and shared the university’s undertaking of the renovation of 12 government schools in flood affected districts of Bagalkote, Chikkodi, Gadaga and Haveri. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati reflected on the changing face of research with inter-disciplinary approach and blurring of distinction between work of scientists and engineers becoming key to solving problems we face today. He opined that teachers are facilitators in the outcome based education that we see today. He looked forward to active role of engineers in enabling India to achieve developmental goals identified by United Nations. Sri S. R. Umashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Primary and Secondary Education, GoK was felicitated by the university for his guidance and contribution to able administration of education in the state. Sri Umashankar in his address called upon the students to pursue their passion, and being involved in what they do irrespective of the field, sector or job they choose. Distinguished guest, Sri Hari Vasudev, Country Head & Vice President - Technology, Walmart Labs applauded the efforts of the faculty in inspiring the students to excel in their field of study. He underscored the role of technology which he felt is not just about improving speed and capability but about improving lives by empowering people. According to him one should learn to learn and stay equipped to deal with the fast paced changes and innovations. Empathy is a quality that students should nurture he felt, as that would help them create great customer experiences as professionals and understand the needs of the society to be good human beings. Dr K N B Murthy, Vice Chancellor in his welcome address introduced the dignitaries on the dais. Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Registrar and Dr. R Vasudevan Iyer, Controller of Examinations, presented the awardees. The occasion was a moment of pride for the meritorious students who were felicitated by the honourable guests and the management of the university.
We, the members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter, under the guidance of Dr. Sandesh B.J, Head, Computer Science & Engineering Department conducted a 12-hour ‘Open Source Hack Night’ in association with Hacktoberfest. Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean in partnership with GitHub and Twilio. It is an event to celebrate open source contributions presented by Digital Ocean and DEV. Our main objective was to promote open source contributions and provide a platform for the participants to showcase their skills. The participants were also part of a GSoc panel discussion and a brief on Open Source Projects by members of the Mozilla community. The details of the event are: Duration: 12 hours(19th October 6PM - 20th October 6AM) Number of Participants: 160 Keynote Speakers: From Google Summer of Code(GSoC) - Aniruddha Mysore - Poulami Sarkar - Naveen Naidu - Ayush Jain From Mozilla - Soumya Deb - Abhijeet Singh - Vikram - Abhiram Ravikumar Winners: 1) Divya Satya - CSE 2) Divyam Raj - ISE 3) Svsc Santosh - CSE
The intense workshop focused on helping participants learn investing strategies, identifying low risk and high potential entry points for their trade and mingle with the reputed guest lecturers. Mr. Prashanth Sarathy, Chartered Accountant and an IIM-A alumni shared valuable insights into the fascinating world of stock market, investment and the relevance of engineers in the world. The discussion was followed by practical understanding of stock trading with Investopedia. The real-time trading with Wall Street, USA was flagged off at 7.00 pm (IST). Till 2am (IST) in the midst of the intense live trading session, the participants were served dinner, tea and coffee. The rigorous sessions on the basics of stock markets and pit trading were conducted by experts from Stock Market Institute, Bangalore. The speakers from SMI included Mr. Deepak Kumar, Mr. Kishore BS, Mr. Sandeep Kumar, and the associates were Mr. Ajay, Mr. Alok, Mr. Harish Kumar, and Mr. Lokesh. The trading session was followed by performances by college's music bands and by the participants in the open mic session for the rest of the night. Kishore BB, Nirneeth and Akshay Kumar who made the highest profit in the trading session were declared winners. The workshop ended by 6 am morning the next day. This event, co-chaired by Club President Aashuthosh Manchali and Vice President Anubhav Anand was organised by the Entrepreneurship Club of PES University Electronic City Campus under the guidance of faculty in charge Dr SV Satish on September 9, 2019.
inGenius, the annual 24-hour hackathon and GirlGeeksHack hackathon supported by IEEE CompSoc Bangalore Chapter saw over 310 hackers competing to create the best solution. The participants received support and guidance from a team of 27 mentors and judges, who brought a deep knowledge and experience with them. Participants included students from PESU, RVCE, KSIT, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BIT, Amrita University, Dayananda Sagar and CMRIT. The participants were encouraged to submit original and creative ideas from domains to include AI, ML, blockchain, AR, robotics and other areas. The alumni of PESU-ECC currently working in prestigious companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Amadeus Labs, GE and Societe Generale spent time with the participants and were available throughout the event to help and clear any doubts. The winning team of inGenius won Rs. 40,000 and an iPad for developing an application to aid children in learning Mathematics in an easy-to-understand manner while the runners up built a solution for early detection of Parkinson's disease. The winners of GirlGeeksHack who won Rs. 20,000 and an iPad screened the age of people accessing videos to ensure that age-appropriate content is viewed. The runner up team worked on generating user-customisable web pages by simply taking preferences from the user. Prizes worth over Rs. 2 lakhs were distributed to the winners of different categories. inGenius and GirlGeeksHack was sponsored by Sahaj Software, Microsoft, News Technology Services, Zoom Abroad, Dataiken and Skillenza. GirlGeeksHack of IEEE CompSoc Bangalore Chapter is a hackathon aimed at helping foster greater participation by women in the field of computer science and engineering. The hackathons were hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of PESU-ECC on November 16-17, 2019.
The tenth annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 with the theme Auro of Lights saw more than 2500 students participating in 31events and contests. The participants showcased their talent in technical, literary, fine arts, cultural and sports fields. Students from PESU RR, DCSE, Christ, RVCE, BMSCE and 35 other colleges competed in the contests judged by top notch experts in the concerned field. The festival of talent was inaugurated with the hoisting of the flag of Karnataka followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Former Chief Justice of Karnataka High court Mr. Nagmohan Das, actress Sawathi Nayak, Aniketh Jain, CEO Kalera and Dr. J. Surya Prasad, Director PES University EC Campus graced the occasion. An audience of more than 5000 witnessed the elaborate and spectacular extravaganza over the two days. Creative team of Maaya 2019 curated the events and contests which were appreciated by the visitors many of whom captured the memory in selfies. This was the first opportunity for the visitors to experience the amazing PESU EC Auditorium. Girish and Chronicles band and DJ sponsored by MTV Beats and VH1 enthralled the crowd. The10th annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 organised by PES University Electronic city campus was held on Nov 15-16 2019.
The intense quizzing competition conducted by quiz master Meghavi Manjunath saw students of BBA and BCom programs from all campuses of PES University compete in three-rounds with options, buzzer and audio-visual cues. The contestants showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions. Though some of the questions were very tricky, the teams answered them with confidence. The questions put forth to the teams were intriguing, exciting and impressed the audience and had them clapping loudly when the teams answered correctly. 22 teams from Hanumanthanagar campus, 4 teams from Electronic city campus and 39 teams from RR campus participated in the quiz. The winners were from RR campus and runners up from Hanumanthanagar campus got attractive purchase vouchers and certificates. Bizquiz-2019 for was organized by Department of BBA on October 31, 2019.
Rahul J Nechicattu secured third place in 11th All Japan Open Karate Championship. Rahul is a student of 7th semester of Mechanical engineering with PES University, EC campus. The sports championship was organised by the International Budo Karate Organization (IBKO) at Yokohama, Japan on Oct 12-13, 2019.
The objective of the Studython was to test the endurance and the limits of the efforts focused on understanding and applying technical concepts. The first part of the Studython started on a Saturday evening. In this part, students had a three hour, hands on session on various system admin topics which were taught by a team of employees from Rooman Technologies. In the next session, students installed and integrated various components like Web server, App server, Database server, Firewall and Load balancer while resolving the problems as they worked through. A few students chose to catch quick naps. The Studython had a “no talking” rule in place to keep the minds of students focused on the task on hand. A team of mentors was available in the canteen area of the floor to help students with answers to their questions. On the next day, students who had completed the integration of the components delved deeper into studying each of the components. After breakfast, students started with their second task. This task required students to choose a set of 5 topics, 5 videos and 2 white papers on products and come up with five questions and answers. After lunch, in the final session of the Studython students came up with an idea for a product and submitted their respective product pitches. The event concluded with a talk by Prof. Ajoy Kumar on the learnings and how best students can use 24 hours to add something substantial to their resumes. The Studython was held from 5 PM on Oct 19 to 5 PM on Oct 20, as part of the course Operation Linux/Unix.
PES University donated Rs. 1 Crore to the Flood Relief fund of Karnataka. Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor presented the cheque to Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri BS Yeddyurappa. On the occasion, Dr. M R Doreswamy reiterated the institution’s commitment to actively assist the government and support people in the flood affected areas. PES University plans to provide all infrastructural support to 10 rural schools in flood affected areas. The NSS team in PES University is engaged in the rehabilitation process. Chief Minister Sri BS Yeddyurappa expressed his gratitude to PES University for extending whole hearted support to the state of Karnataka.
PES University emerged as the number one University under the category of New Universities, under 5 years, in Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF) 2019 published recently. The applicant universities of the state were evaluated on the parameters of research excellence, innovation, teaching excellence, infrastructure, inclusiveness and social impact.
“Shubhodaya Karnataka” is being directly telecast in widely viewed and popular Kannada TV Chandana channel every day in the morning 7 AM to 9 AM. In this program, people who are famous and very popular are being introduced for the information to the public. Kannada personalities who hail from the fields of literacy, music, education, technology, film and movie world, drama and other fields. Their life histories and life achievements are telecast in this Shubodaya Karnataka program. More than 450 famous persons like and then achievements have already been telecast in this series. For example, Infosys Founder Dr. N R Narayana Murthy, Justice Rama Jois, Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah, Dr. Sudha Murthy, Dr. K S Nisar Ahmed, Dr. Patil Puttappa, Jnanapeetha Awardee Dr. Chandrasehkara Kumbar etc., In the forth coming episode of the series, on Friday 9.8.2019. Dr. M R Doreswamy founder of PES Institutions and Chancellor of PES University will share his life events and achievements. Viewers are hereby requested to view the forthcoming episode on 9.8.2019 at 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM and also send their feedback and oblige.
The Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 placed PES University at the sixth position among the private state universities in India. According to the agency the rankings, designed with valuable feedback from the industry, evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with PhD (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID). Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation. Today, PES University is proud of the student satellite in the space, students pursuing higher studies in leading global universities across the world, papers in prestigious conferences by our staff members and students, placements at leading global corporates for final year students, start-ups of alumni and many such path-breaking achievements. Whatever we do revolves around around developing of a student’s personality on personal and professional fronts. The enthusiasm of students on the campus is what encourages the staff and management of PES University to focus on creating enriching teaching and learning experiences.
PES University, Electronic City Campus held its annual Project Mela. The event which started on a small scale with the first batch of final year students in 2009, has grown into a huge showcase for the capstone projects of final year students. The students who had concentrated on their studies to earn good grades, have the freedom to explore their knowledge, inventiveness, and the nitty-gritty of starting, building and completion of a project. In a way, this was the culmination of their life as a student and the final stage in their preparation for a career in technology and beyond. The response this year was tremendous and the variety of the projects had to be seen to be believed. The projects covered a whole gamut of modern and futuristic technologies like Cloud Computing, Renewable Energy, Composite Materials and Robotics. The sheer ingenuity, and the spirit of innovation in the students was tangible in the projects. Hopefully, the students can build upon the foundations laid in this institution. The Project Mela initiative resulted in two US Patents this year besides encouraging a few of the students to turn entrepreneurs. The effort, time and finances that have gone into these projects is a testimony to PES Group’s commitment to provide education for the real world. PES Group is proud of its students’ achievements and wishes them all success in their future endeavours.
Team NIXAR presented an Augmented Reality platform which helps in making marketing immersive and interactive to win the top spot at Finnovatica 2018-19. The Final Arena Round had seven dynamic prototypes from six teams from premier engineering institutes competing closely, with use cases within the realm of financial services. The enthusiasm and determination of the students was a clear sign of the new age of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among young engineers in India. Team NIXAR comprising of Nikhil, Parth Sachdev, Prashant Verma, Kushal Agrawal and Lisa, from PES University Electronic City Campus won cash prize of 10 lakh rupees in finale. The team was mentored by Nitin from Fullerton India. Finnovatica programme seeks out ideas from talented students for developing innovative digital solutions that can be used to redefine the retail and rural lending landscape in India. The final round was held in Mumbai on June 4, 2019.
PES Unviersity Electronic City Campus Intercollegiate fest Maaya 2018, which was held during this Deepavali season was filled with fun and frolic. The fest was inaugurated by hoisting Karnataka flag by Dr. J Surya Prasad, Principal and Director followed by Dollu kunitha. The fest which was held on 10th and 11th November 2018 had more than 1500 participants contesting in various technical, literary, fine arts and cultural events. The stage events witnessed extreme competition and judges appreciated the amount of talent presented by PES University, RVCE, BMSCE, Christ University and other 26 college students. Maaya 2018 was concluded by mega band performance by “Pineapple Express”.
The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), was held at PES University Electronic City Campus, Bangalore from Sep 19 to 22. The event commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries – Chief guest Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group, The TU Wien, Austria, Guest of Honor Dr Thomas M Coughlin, 2018 President-Elect, IEEE USA, Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India and DrSabu M Thampi, Professor, IIIT-M, Trivandraum , Executive Chair, ICACCI. The ceremony was followed by Saraswati-Vandana. Dr Sudarshan TSB, Dean Research, PESU Bangalore formally introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed the participants, colleagues & students from all over the world. He talked about the scope of ICACCI and how it provides an international forum for exchange of ideas between students and researchers. Prof D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, expressed his gratitude towards ICACCI for choosing PES as host for such a prestigious event. He talked about the vision and the how the “Spirit of PES” guides them to make their vision a reality. Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair briefed about the importance of the event and the excellent platform it presents for researchers and students. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Research Head, PES and Organizing Chair of ICACCI. She mentioned the previous conferences and gave a layout of events to come in forthcoming days.
It was time for the graduating students from BE, MTech, MCA and MBA to get to solving problems for the real world. At the event AT Home 2018 the best outgoing students from each department were felicitated. Dr. Surya Prasad, Principal PESIT BSC addressed the gathering. Prof . Sandesh, HOD computer science entertained the crowd by singing. The event was organized by Mr. Varun and team from 6th semester mentored by Dr. S.V.Satish. The event of PESIT Bangalore South Campus was held on May 18, 2018.
Dream for every engineer is to create something of his own. Team Enigma the collegiate automotive club of PESIT South Campus, engineering college at Electronic City, built three cars this year. One was an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle), Hybrid car (runs on electricity and fuel) and a GO KART to represent PESIT-BSC at various National events. The BAJA division of Team Enigma, built an ATV which represented the college at the SAEINDIA BAJA 2018 event at Pithampur. BAJA is an internationally recognized event. The event is evaluated rigorously by eminent industrialists and experts from SAE on team engineering, design, marketing and management abilities. The Team qualified within the 100 teams out of 400 teams competing for the final endurance race. The final endurance race tests is all about the track event where the vehicles are tested to extreme limits on a challenging terrain. The Team managed to last for entire 4 hours of the endurance race, making it among the few to achieve this feat. Finally, team finished 2nd in the city and 57 place over all. The hybrid vehicle runs on both a 300 cc IC engine and a 2kW motor. As the world is moving towards hybrid technologies, these college students are making a mark in that direction. The hybrid vehicle is able to achieve speeds of up to 65kmph and boosts of various electronic innovative features. The Team also took their car to ISIE Hybrid Vehicle Challenge, held at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida, where they stood 12th overall on a national level. The Team Enigma was sponsored by PESIT Management and also our partners from industry include Tata Motors, Bosch, Brady Co others. The team also participated at International Series of Karting held at Vizag. It was an event where the team was supposed to design and build the GO-Kart. The team participating for the first time won best driver award where our driver Raghavendra Basmi demonstrated extreme caliper and also the team won star of the event award. The events were held in the second and third week of January. The Team had worked on the projects for almost a year. Himanshu Kumar and Anirudh Kashi were the captains for Baja and HVC respectively. The team was guided by faculty advisors; Dr. S V Satish and Mr. Varun Manujunath. The team mentor Dr. S. V. Satish said, “I am delighted by the Team’s performance this year. The team managed to handle the tough tasks of finding sponsors and developing the technical skills required.” Dr. J Surya Prasad , Principal and Director quoted clubs like Enigma encourages interdisciplinary concepts amongst the students and prepare them for real world problems when they enter modern industries. The team said “‘Never give up’ was the main motive of our team. Despite many hurdles we worked hard and it was not just about the event, it was the journey. The biggest achievement of the Team was completing the endurance.” The Team is looking forward for an even greater standing in future events, and shows no signs of losing momentum.
Wishing graduating students, a bright career ahead AT-Home 2017 turned out to be a gala event for wishing a bright professional career ahead to the graduating students of BE, MTech, MCA and MBA programs at PESIT Bangalore South Campus. Each department announced the best out-going student. Prof. Sandesh struck an emotional chord by singing “Papa Kehta Hain Bada Naam Karega” and Dr. Subhash Kulkarni rendered another melodious song. Out-going students released balloons to the sky. The junior students put up an impressive dance, drama and musical performance and distributed prizes for achievers and organizers of sports and extra-curricular activities. Another highlight of the event was Memory Lane a short video film which showcased the association of seniors and juniors in organizing various events. Dr. Surya Prasad, Principal, concluded with the tag line for this year’s event “Yes! You Did It!” The organizibg team was headed by Dr. S.V.Satish and comprised of students: Madhumitha Prakash, Vatsal, Kushali, Sujith, Manas.